By Silas Onuoha
205 persons have benefited free dental and medical care at the annual Taiwo
Afolabi Free Rural Dental Outreach which was held at the popular Molete market
in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital recently.
The free medical care, organised by the University Of Ibadan Association
of Dental Students, targeted rural communities in Oyo State, is sponsored by
While majority of the beneficiaries were traders at the market.
The services the beneficiaries enjoyed includes body mass index (BMI)
measurement, blood pressure test, random blood glucose measurement, dental clerking, extractions
and scaling, polishing. Also health talk on the imperative of
maintaining good oral health.
Medical personnel deployed for the event includes doctors, medical dental
students from the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan.
Speaking at the event,
Mr. Olumuyiwa Akande, Head, Corporate Communications, SIFAX Group informed.
“The sponsorship of the medical
outreach was part of the sustainability initiatives designed by the company to
provide succour and support for indigent Nigerians.
Also in line with the company’s belief that a healthy nation translates to a productive nation”.
the President, University of Ibadan Dental Students Association, Olalekan Efunkunle
said the aim of the outreach was to create an oral health awareness and promotion of good oral health hygiene in the society.
He noted that SIFAX Group’s support for the outreach in the last five years has helped not only in reaching out to many rural persons but also equipped the students with adequate field knowledge needed for them to excel in dentistry.
He called on other corporate organizations to emulate the company by partnering with the student body to take the rural health mission to more communities.